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Track by Track: Mark Egan Talks “Electric Blue”
Track by Track

Track by Track: Mark Egan Talks “Electric Blue”

Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb have been performing for nearly 50 years, and 2020 saw the latest release from the duo. We reached out to Mark to get the track-by-track background on “Electric Blue” from the man himself.

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Recording Bass: I’ve Tried It All… Now What?
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: I’ve Tried It All… Now What?

If you’ve been following Travis Huisman’s “Recording Bass” column, you should have a pretty good understanding of how he approaches recording and mixing bass. But what happens when these things don’t pan out? Travis has the answers.

Bass Players To Know: Mark Schatz
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Mark Schatz

While it’s easy to get caught up in the world of blazing technique (and more), Ryan turns her attention to a genre that typically features acoustic instruments, bluegrass. Check out her latest Bass Player To Know, Mark Schatz.

Recording Bass: Deep Bass on Modern R&B
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Deep Bass on Modern R&B

In his past “Recording Bass” columns, Travis Huisman covered recording deep bass in pop/rock music. He’s been asked how to achieve this in R&B mixes since then. That's the focus of his latest column, with three different scenarios.

The Lightbulb Moment: Listening For Movement
The Lightbulb Moment

The Lightbulb Moment: Listening For Movement

Ryan Madora is back with a new "Lightbulb Moment" column. This time around, she’s talking about ear training - and listening for macro vs. micro movement.

Bass Players To Know: Gerald Veasley
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Gerald Veasley

Ryan Madora is back with the first “Bass Players to Know” column of 2021. In this edition, she sets her sights on the work of Gerald Veasley.

Recording Bass: Parallel Compression
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Parallel Compression

For this month’s “Recording Bass” column, Travis Huisman dives in to the topic of parallel compression and how to incorporate it into your bass tracks.

The Lightbulb Moment: Low and Slow
The Lightbulb Moment

The Lightbulb Moment: Low and Slow

Ryan Madora is back with a new “Lightbulb Moment” column. In this edition, Ryan talks about the benefits of playing slow - and even ties in a great food analogy.

Recording Bass: Upright Bass For Classical and Rock Music
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Upright Bass For Classical and Rock Music

Travis Huisman has received emails from readers thanks to his popular “Recording Bass” column. Some have asked about recording the double bass. In this edition, Travis shares some thoughts on recording in both classical and pop/rock settings.

The Lightbulb Moment: Discovering The Key
The Lightbulb Moment

The Lightbulb Moment: Discovering The Key

One universally befuddling inquiry is deceivingly simple, “what key are we in?” As easy as it sounds, the key of a song can often be interpreted in different ways. That’s the subject of this “Lightbulb Moment” column.

Bass Players To Know: John Miller
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: John Miller

Getting a gig is the result of connecting the dots. Relationships turn into recommendations, recommendations turn into work, work turns into reputation. No one knows this better than John Miller, our latest Bass Player to Know.

Recording Bass: Deep Subwoofer Bass on Pop/Rock Music
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Deep Subwoofer Bass on Pop/Rock Music

In the early 2000s, there was a popular technique producers used when recording bass: blending in a subwoofer track. After some experimentation, Travis Huisman successfully recreated that sound. He shares his steps in this new “Recording Bass” column.